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Military rescues kidnapped teacher

The military has rescued a public school teacher who was abducted last month and forced to marry one of her abductors in Sulu, an official disclosed yesterday.

Rescued was Ratina Abubakar, 23, a teacher of the Kanlagay Elementary School in Kalingalan Caluang, Sulu, said Major Filemon Tan Jr., Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command spokesman.

While the military was inspecting a Mitsubishi Strada vehicle during a checkpoint, Tan said Abubakar screamed and informed them that she was forcibly taken.

Troopers then held the vehicle and invited all its passengers to come inside the camp for questioning.

Tan said Abubakar identified her abductors as Lauril Susulan, Basar Saudan, Jipy Susulan, Salim Susulan, and Salma Saudan.

During the debriefing, Abubakar disclosed that the suspects kidnapped her at 6 a.m. on June 20 while on her way to work.

She added that she was taken to Kanlagay in Kalingalan Caluang and held captive there for several days before being forced to marry Salim Susulan on June 27.

The suspects were immediately taken to the Indanan Municipal Police Station while Abubakar was brought to her family. (PNA)